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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue No. 5

In This Issue: Chicago LoCo Team, Kubuntu meeting, New KOffice and Amarok, Edubuntu Community Grows, Feature Of The Week – Baobab
= Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #6 =

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #6 for the weeks of July 2, 2006 -
July 15, 2006

You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues at:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter

== In This Issue ==

* Chicago LoCo Team
* Kubuntu meeting
* New KOffice and Amarok
* Edubuntu Community Grows
* Feature Of The Week – Baobab

== General Community News ==

Cell Broadband Engine SDK/Simulator on Ubuntu Linux – Howto Get an
early peak at the Cell Processor and how it works, by running the
simulator on Ubuntu.

http://triplez.mine.nu/blog/CelllBroadbandEngineSDKSimulatorOnUbuntuLinux.aspx

=== New Chicago LoCo Team ===

A new Ubuntu LoCoTeam has organized it's first meeting. Meeting will
be held on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 6:00PM CST (2300 UTC). Meeting
will be held at Buffalo's Wild Wings, located at 149 North York Street
in Elmhurst, IL 60126. If you are interested in joining us, pleast
reply via the Ubuntu Forums thread located at
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=159657 . Thanks everyone
and we hope to see you there!!!

== Security Updates ==

Security vulnerabilities found in the following packages have been
fixed in all affected Ubuntu releases:

USN-318-1: libtunepimp vulnerability
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-318-1

USN-308-1: shadow vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-308-1

USN-309-1: libmms vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-309-1

USN-310-1: ppp vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-310-1

USN-311-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-311-1

USN-312-1: Gimp vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-312-1

USN-313-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-313-1

USN-314-1: samba vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-314-1

USN-315-1: libmms, xine-lib vulnerabilities
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-315-1

USN-316-1: installer vulnerability
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-316-1

USN-317-1: zope vulnerability http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-317-1

USN-318-1: libtunepimp vulnerability
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-318-1

== Ubuntu ==

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

* Fixes for numerous printing bugs
* Updates to the `Add/Remove` tool to make new commercial
* applications available (Real“Player and Opera)
* A bug fix for upgrades of `dovecot` from Ubuntu 5.10 to 6.06
* ([https://launchpad.net/bugs/51038 bug #51038])
* A fix for a pmount bug which caused it to fail in certain locales
* ([https://launchpad.net/bugs/49655 bug #49655])
* Fix for [https://launchpad.net/bugs/38272 bug #38272], which fixes
* the `EmulateWheelTimeout` pointing device option in `xorg.conf`
* kcemirror now installable

=== Ubuntu Development Team Meeting ===

At this week's development team meeting, we reviewed the status of the
proposed feature specifications for the Edgy release. There are now
90+ [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/edgy/+specs official feature
goals for Edgy], and this list is nearly final. We also agreed to
change the meeting time rotation so that it is more convenient for
more developers.

== Kubuntu ==

=== Kubuntu Meeting ===

At the Kubuntu Meeting we welcomed Kenny Duffus into membership and
discussed several other issues. Thanks to nixternal for doing the
minutes.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kubuntu/Meetings/2006-06-26

The next meeting is on Monday July 17th at 13:00UTC on
#ubuntu-meeting.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kubuntu/Meetings

=== Packages ===

All the KDE packages in main have been merged and updated to their
latest versions. Most of the packages in universe have also been
merged and updated. Many thanks to the great team of MOTU and
soon-to-be-MOTU who have helped with this. We are now in a freeze
while we prepare the first testing CD, Knot 1.

=== New Dapper Packages ===

KOffice 1.5.2 was released with lots of bugfixes and packages are
available for Kubuntu Dapper.

http://kubuntu.org/announcements/koffice-152.php

And Amarok 1.4.1 was released with last.fm stream support and a new
icon theme.

http://kubuntu.org/announcements/amarok-1.4.1.php

=== New Dapper Packages ===

KOffice 1.5.2 was released with lots of bugfixes and packages are
available for Kubuntu Dapper.

http://kubuntu.org/announcements/koffice-152.php

And Amarok 1.4.1 was released with last.fm stream support and a new
icon theme.

http://kubuntu.org/announcements/amarok-1.4.1.php

=== Rosetta for KDE ===

The KDE translators had an occationally heated debate about Rosetta
and the problems of duplicating work. Most of the issues raised are
due to be sorted by improvements to Rosetta over the next few months
but if you are using Rosetta it could be useful to contact your
upstream translation teams and see how best to get your work upstream.

http://lists.kde.org/?t=115254842800001&r=1&w=2&n=46

== Edubuntu ==

=== New Edubuntu Community Members ===

This week we welcome new Edubuntu community members, Lisa Savage
(Alias Vegas) and Rodrigo Parra Novo (rodarvus)! Unknown by many, Lisa
was responsible for the Edubuntu-Young wallpaper that got shipped in
Edubuntu 6.06, while Rodrigo is the Technical Lead for Edubuntu and
employed by Canonical Ltd. Rodrigo used to work for Conectiva and
Nokia and his past experience will definitely make an impact to the
next version of Edubuntu due for release in October 2006!

Edubuntu community members are known for their high impact and
sustaining contributions to the Edubuntu project, be it on coding or
non-coding work. If you would like to be part of the Edubuntu
community, join us and have yourself added for consideration at the
next Edubuntu Council at
https://launchpad.net/people/edubuntu-members.

=== Edubuntu Specs for Edgy Eft ===

The following Edubuntu-specific and Edubuntu-related specs were
officially approved for development and possible inclusion for the
Edgy Eft release:

* LTSP dhcp Config Autogeneration (Essential) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/ltsp-dhcpd-autogeneration
* Provide user group driven menu profiles (High) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/edubuntu-dynamic-menus
* Thin clients: local device support (High) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/thinclient-local-devices
* Configured Xfce Desktop For Edubuntu (Medium) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/edubuntu-xfce-desktop
* LTSP Login and Session Handling (Medium) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/ltsp-login-and-session-handling
* Fully Automatic Swap Server (Medium) -
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/fully-automatic-swap-server

=== Edubuntu Cookbook Meeting ===

The Edubuntu Cookbook meeting happend last July 6, 2006 and the
following agreements came about on shaping the future of the book
project:

* The project will be now known as the “Edubuntu Handbook.”
* Division of work will be reflected on the team wiki page at
* https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuHandbook/EdgyTasks . Volunteers
* can also sign up on this page but shouldn't commit no more than 3
* chapters.
* The source format for the handbook will be in Docbook, but will
* accept contributions in other formats if a volunteer is not
* well-versed with the source format.
* The project will be hosted in the Documentation Team svn server

== In The Press ==

Newsforge discussed the relationship between the Ubuntu sister
distributions and their derivatives.

http://trends.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/07/2044245&from=rss

== Feature Of The Week – Baobab ==

Ever needed to find out how large an entire directory was, including
all the files in all the sub-directories off that directory? That's
exactly what Baobab is for.

Baobab is in Ubuntu's Universe repository; install it through Synaptic

System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager

Use it by selecting a directory in Nautilus (Gnome's file manager,
reachable through 'Places->Home Folder') then right-clicking and
selecting 'Scripts->Open In Baobab' or by choosing
'Applications->Accessories->Baobab'.

The image below shows Baobab in action, with Nautilus behind it, both
showing the same section of directories & sub-directories.

http://kubuntu.org/~jriddell/baobab_screenshot.png

Submitted by Brian Burger, Madpilot

== Additional News Resources ==

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/news

and

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

== Credits ==

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

* Matt Galvin
* Jerome Gotangco
* Jonathan Riddell
* Matt Zimmerman
* And many others

== Feedback ==

This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Documentation Team. Please
feel free to contact us regarding any concerns or suggestions by
either sending an email to ubuntu-doc@lists.ubuntu.com or by using any
of the other methods on the
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/Contact Ubuntu
Documentation Team Contact Information Page].

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